Temporary Financial Planning Analyst

Finance & Procurement - Guernsey - Contract / Temp

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About Guernsey Electricity

Guernsey Electricity is a leading utility business supplying electricity and associated services to domestic and commercial customers.

It is the sole provider of electrical energy in Guernsey and is wholly owned by the island’s government, combining the importation of electricity with local power generation and distribution. It also undertakes electrical contracting and retailing and is a partner in a joint venture which operates the transmission company connecting the Channel Islands to France. It has a turnover of £55 million and the company has a major capital expenditure programme over the next 5 years in developing and upgrading key parts of its infrastructure. 

Guernsey Electricity employs in the region of 200 staff in a wide range of business areas including Asset Management, Generation, Distribution, Commercial Contracting, Retail, HR, Facilities, Finance, IT, Customer Service and Project Management. 
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Temporary Financial Planning Analyst

Finance & Procurement - Guernsey - Contract / Temp

Department

Finance & Procurement

Contract Type

Contract / Temp

Location

Guernsey

Reporting To

Head of Finance
Guernsey Electricity Limited are looking to recruit an individual into the post of Financial Planning Analyst on a 12 month Fixed Term contract.  The individual will work within the Financial Planning and Analytics Team (FPA), a team of four, responsible for wide ranging services in support of the business.  Primarily the individual will be assisting internal customers with all aspects of financial planning, including budgeting, reporting, forecasting and bespoke analytics.

This role will have particular focus on supporting the company's retail and contracting operations, though wider support across the business will be required on a regular basis.  In addition to the BAU aspects of the role, GEL are currently advancing change in a number of areas across the business, including the implementation of a new business wide ERP system, and will therefore require, at times, additional ad-hoc support of these initiatives.

The ideal candidate should be able to operate in a driven and autonomous manner, seeking out and prioritising areas in which to assist.  They must also be able to work well within a team, commiting to and meeting deadlines.  Good analytical, problem solving and communication skills are also essential prerequisities.

Key Responsibilities

  1. To work with the business leaders to develop an understanding of the strategic objectives of the business and ensure that relevant and up-to-date information is available to inform decisions.
  2. To prepare and communicate relevant information in an appropriate form to managers at all levels across the organisation and to advise and assist them in the use of business reporting tools. This enables the recipients to make timely and effective business decisions for planning, directing and controlling the activities for which they are responsible. 
  3. To assist in the co-ordination and production of the annual budget of the business and to monitor and report upon the actual results against budget throughout the year, summarising the results in a digestible format to assist managers in exercising effective financial control. 
  4. To report and analyse financial performance in relation to income and revenue expenditure and to process general ledger journals as required. 
  5. To report and analyse capital expenditure, to include investigations into over and under spends on capital projects and to assist with the closure of capital projects and to process project ledger journals as required. 
  6. To assist in the creation of financial models as required in support of business activities and decisions. 
  7. To assist in the financial appraisal of investment opportunities and advise management accordingly. 
  8. To prepare and provide information and explanations to external stakeholders for compliance, regulatory and auditing purposes. 
  9. To prepare and deliver presentations in support of finance related agendas or other analysis and findings as business needs dictate. 
  10. Deal with any other ad-hoc finance related requests from the Directors, the Head of Finance and Procurement, Financial Planning and Analytics Lead and other managers across the business. 11.  To assist with tariff analysis and modelling to ensure tariffs are appropriately cost reflective. 

Skills, Knowledge & Expertise

  • Membership of a professional accounting body (ACA, ACCA, CIMA), or equivalent relevant years of experience
  • Ability to analyse and present numerical data effectively
  • A minimum of intermediate or advanced skills in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word. Skills in Microsoft Power BI would be advantageous
  •  Experience in financial modelling principles
  • Experience of computerised ledger accounting systems
  • Knowledge of local regulatory framework, laws and licences
  • A technical knowledge of local income tax rules
  • An understanding of local and UK company law
  • A full understanding of the latest accounting standards and their application to Guernsey Electricity
  •  An ability to communicate effectively at all levels, both orally and in a written/report format